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Royal Navy Frigate Confiscate £65m worth of Drugs in the Indian Ocean


02 June 2017

Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth intercepted a fishing dhow carrying £65m worth of cannabis and heroin in the Indian Ocean.

The navy further said sailors aboard the Type 23 frigate destroyed 455kg of cannabis and 266kg of heroin after finding it hidden in the freezer of a fishing boat.

The suspicious dhow had been spotted by the ship in an area not normally known for fishing.

HMS Monmouth deployed two boarding teams in fast rigid inflatable boats to intercept the dhow. Once aboard, the teams spent 60 hours searching the vessel for narcotics, before eventually finding them hidden in a freezer beneath three tonnes of ice.

HMS Monmouth is currently on a nine-month deployment to the Middle East where she is aiding the fight against drug smugglers, terrorists, and people traffickers.

Source: naveltoday.com